Navigating a Power Outage When You’re on an Oxygen Concentrator

Navigating a Power Outage When You’re on an Oxygen Concentrator

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Navigating a Power Outage When You’re on an Oxygen Concentrator

My mom, Diana, relied on a plug-in oxygen machine to breathe, and the power was going to be shut off for days. This was back in the late summer of 2019, when she was still on the lung transplant waitlist, and her region was about to experience a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) by the power company due to high winds and dry conditions. Residents had a few weeks of warning so they could prepare…

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